My oath to you
When you are sad, I will dry your tears.
When you are scared, I will comfort your fears.
When you are worried, I will give you hope.
When you are confused, I will help you cope.
When you are lost, and can’t see the light,
I shall be your beacon, shining ever so bright.
This is my oath to you, I pledge ‘til the end.
Why? You may ask… because you are my friend.
I have a friend
Around the corner I have a friend,
In this great city that has no end,
Yet the days go by and weeks rush on,
And before I know it, a year is gone.
And I never see my old friend’s face,
For life is a swift and terrible race,
He knows I like him just as well,
As in the days when I rang his bell.
And he rang mine, we were younger then,
And now we are busy, tired men,
Tired of playing a foolish game,
Tired of trying to make a name.
“Tomorrow,” I say, “I will call on Jim,”
“Just to show that I’m thinking of him,”
But tomorrow comes and tomorrow goes,
And distance between us grows and grows.
Around the corner! – yet miles away,
Here’s a telegram sir, “Jim died today,”
And that’s what we get and deserve in the end,
Around the corner, a vanished friend.